7 Reasons Why Your Dog Loves To Lay On You Story


Reasons Why Your Dog Loves To Lay On You

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Many dog parents experience having their dog lie right against them, or perhaps even on top of them. And others may have noticed that their dog loves to lean against them frequently.

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Here are some other indicators of why your dog loves to lay on you.

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Your Dog Feels Safer

Most dog breeds were bred to work alongside their owners and feel more secure when they are in a group. Sleeping or laying on top of you could be helping your fur-baby to feel safer and less vulnerable.


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Your Dog Wants Your Attention

Your dog is trying to get extra attention from you. This behavior would be more likely if you have not given your dog attention for a while.


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Your Dog Is Happy

Yes, laying on top of you makes your dog happy. You have the love hormone Oxytocin to thank for that.

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Your Dog Is Expecting Something

This is more likely to occur if it tends to do it more at around the same time that you would normally give it something such as food or going on a walk.

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You Encouraged the Behavior

You have encouraged your dog to do this behavior by giving it love when it does it. If you give it things such as back or belly rubs, when it lays on you, it will likely do it more.

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